Monday, September 26, 2005

Free Resource to Reflect on and Respond to the Gulf Coast Disaster

JustFaith Ministries has put together a small packet of reflections, catechesis, and prayer materials to help parishes respond to the tragedy taking place in the Gulf coast as a result of recent hurricanes. JustFaith Ministries offers this reprintable packet free of charge as a Word document. If you would like a copy of this file, please contact Linda Batton at

To contact JustFaith Ministries directly:
7406 Greenlawn Road, Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 243-9287 -

A few suggestions on how to use this resource:
The format offered is simple and flexible: scripture readings, questions of faith and a few suggestions to deepen dialogue and direct our responses.
  • Use this resource to invite people of faith to turn their prayerful attention to the continuing stories of displacement, recovery and repair.
  • Find creative ways to integrate these questions, reflections, readings, and suggestions into personal prayer and group process in your JustFaith, J-Walking and JustFaith II groups over a number of weeks and months.
  • Share this resource freely with family, friends, parishioners and co-workers.
  • Excerpt the readings, prayer or questions for the parish bulletin, school newsletter, or diocesan paper.
  • Enhance these readings with pictures, symbols, music and ritual to craft prayer services for JustFaith or parish groups.
  • Use the questions and readings in letter-writing or advocacy activities.
Below are links to the contents of this packet.